Devo have announced licensing revenue from their song catalog for the month of April, along with personal monetary contributions, will go to Music Saves UA and World Central Kitchen, groups that are supporting Ukraine in the war against Russia.
“Vladimir Putin‘s rape of a sovereign nation, Ukraine, whose citizens are committed to democratic rule of law should not and cannot stand in the 21st Century,” the rock band’s Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale said in a statement.
“To help the victims of Putin’s unprovoked war, Devo will be donating these revenues from the licenses of our song catalog throughout the month of April. We invite our rights holder partners in masters and publishing matters to join us in doing the same,” they added. “Further we encourage all successful recording artists to do something similar to help make this gesture reach critical mass.”
Music Saves UA is a nonprofit fundraising project created to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians suffering from the conflict. World Central Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that provides meals to the needy during crisis situations.
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